Health Tip: Managing Your Child's Migraines

Suggestions to help prevent them

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(HealthDay News) -- If your child gets migraine headaches, the American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to help prevent them:

  • Make sure your child eats meals on a regular schedule, and never skips a meal.
  • Keep your child on a regular sleep schedule.
  • Make sure your child gets daily exercise, but don't overdo it.
  • Figure out what triggers migraines in your child, and try to avoid those factors. Common triggers include stress, too much intense exercise, or changes in weather or altitude.
  • Avoid foods that are known to trigger your child's migraines. Popular culinary causes include: cheese, processed meats, chocolate, caffeine, nuts, pickles and foods high in the preservative monosodium glutamate (MSG).

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